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KQED Public Radio: Sunday, December 21, 2014

88.5 FM San Francisco •  89.3 FM Sacramento

Schedule is subject to change. Please visit kqed.org/tv/schedules/daily for the most up-to-date info.

Sunday, December 21, 2014
  • 12:00 am
    Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me This quiz show takes a fresh, fast-paced and irreverent look at the week's events.
  • 1:00 am
  • 2:00 am
    To the Best of Our Knowledge Fearing the Other Are Americans afraid of black men? That's one of the issues at the heart of the national debate over the deaths of Michael Brown, Eric Garner and Tamir Rice. The show takes a closer look at negative stereotypes about African-American men, how those biases affect our justice system and what we might be able to do about it.
  • 3:00 am
  • 4:00 am
  • 5:00 am
  • MORNING
  • 7:00 am
    Weekend Edition
    Perspectives7:36am & 8:36am

  • 10:00 am
  • 11:00 am
    A Prairie Home Companion Christmas in Saint Paul The show presents its final new broadcast of 2014, from the Fitzgerald Theater on Exchange Street in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Guests include house choir the VocalEssence Ensemble Singers with violinist Sara Pajunen, and vocalists Heather Masse and Lynn Peterson.
  • AFTERNOON
  • 1:00 pm
    City Arts & Lectures Jill Lepore Jill Lepore is a professor of American history at Harvard University and chair of Harvard's History and Literature Program. She is a staff writer at The New Yorker, and her essays and reviews have also appeared in The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, The American Scholar, and in scholarly journals including the Journal of American History, The American Historical Review, and American Quarterly. Her 2013 biography of Jane Franklin Mecom, "Book of Ages," was a finalist for the 2013 National Book Award for Nonfiction. Her latest book is "The Secret History of Wonder Woman," a riveting work that unfolds both the origin of one of American popular culture's most iconic figures and the history of twentieth-century feminism. Lepore appears in conversation with Judson True.
  • 2:00 pm
  • 3:00 pm
    Latino USA Gangs, Murder and Migration in Honduras From poverty to gangs, the show takes a deep dive into the root causes of why people leave Honduras to travel through Mexico and to the U.S.
  • 4:00 pm
  • 5:00 pm
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
  • 6:30 pm
    Cambridge Forum James Hansen on Global Climate Change Physicist James Hansen, former director of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies, reviews his models predicting the extent and impact of climate change due to increasing levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere and discusses a political strategy to rein in this phenomenon. Can scientific research and governmental action mitigate the effects of global warming? How did he come to take an activists stance on this issue?
  • 7:00 pm
    To the Best of Our Knowledge Fearing the Other Are Americans afraid of black men? That's one of the issues at the heart of the national debate over the deaths of Michael Brown, Eric Garner and Tamir Rice. The show takes a closer look at negative stereotypes about African-American men, how those biases affect our justice system and what we might be able to do about it.
  • 8:00 pm
  • 9:00 pm
    Marketplace Weekend All About Algorithms Host Lizzie O'Leary speaks with Christian Rudder, one of the founders of OkCupid, about how the dating site uses algorithms to pair users. Also, Marketplace Tech host Ben Johnson discusses an algorithm that discovered a ring of car thieves in China. And how can you beat an algorithm, or at least fight back? The show hears from Patrick Surry, chief data scientist for the airfare site Hopper.
  • 10:00 pm
    TED Radio Hour Just A Little Nicer Compassion is a universal virtue, but is it innate or taught? Have we lost touch with it? Can we be better at it? TED speakers explore compassion, its roots, its meaning and its future.
  • 11:00 pm
    Tech Nation Social Media: A Centuries-Old Tradition Moira Gunn talks with The Economist's Digital Editor, Tom Standage, about the centuries-old tradition of social media.
  • 12:00 am
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